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Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs 2010: Them Crooked Vultures and Arctic Monkeys on bill

Them Crooked Vultures

Story by Jack Foley

THE Teenage Cancer Trust has announced an all-star, 10-night line up to celebrate its 10th year of music and comedy at the Royal Albert Hall in association with Nomura.

Following Depeche Mode’s sold-out gig on February 17, rock supergroup Them Crooked Vultures (Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones) will kick off nine consecutive nights starting on Monday, March 22.

The week continues with a Tuesday 23 comedy night featuring Jimmy Carr, Rhod Gilbert and Noel Fielding.

Wednesday, March 24 sees the return of brit-pop legends Suede, reforming for one night only for Teenage Cancer Trust.

And Noel Gallagher, performing for the first time since Oasis split last year, plays Thursday, March 25 and Friday 26. His two-night run is the only shows he plans for 2010.

On Saturday, March 27, meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys will play the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time.

Sunday will be Teenage Cancer Trust’s first ever pop night, headlined by MOBO winners and multi-Brit nominated JLS.

Monday, March 29 is the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig featuring ska legends The Specials. NME has today announced that The Specials will be given the Outstanding Contribution award on February 24 at London’s Iconic O2 Academy Brixton.

In recognition of Teenage Cancer Trust’s link with the British Music Industry and work with young people with cancer, NME has renamed the award the Teenage Cancer Trust Outstanding Contribution.

The Who will wrap up the 10-night spectacular in style on Tuesday, March 30 with a performance of Quadrophenia.

Announcing the line up, Roger Daltrey CBE, Patron of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “When The Who first got together in 2000 to raise money for this brilliant charity, I had no idea we’d achieve so much from these shows.

“In the last 10 years we’ve raised over £8.7 million, helping Teenage Cancer Trust to open nine more specialist cancer units for young people across the UK.

“Teenage Cancer Trust has come such a long way since our first gig and I’m extremely proud of this event. I’m forever inspired by the support I have received from the artists and members of the music and comedy industries.

“This year has been no exception and it’s thanks to them that our 10th anniversary shows are set to break all records for Teenage Cancer Trust.”

The 2010 Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall line-up:

17 – Depeche Mode

22 – Them Crooked Vultures, brought to you by American Airlines
23 – Comedy night: Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Rhod Gilbert
24 – Suede
25 & 26 – Noel Gallagher
27 – Arctic Monkeys
28 – JLS
29 – The Specials
30 – The Who